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The Phantom of the Opera

Full-Length Musical, Drama  /  9f, 13m

Gaston Leroux, Ken Hill, Alasdair MacNeill

The Phantom of the Opera
Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux
Book and lyrics by Ken Hill
Arrangements and incidental music by Alasdair MacNeill

"Hill hits perfect pitch: at once melodramatic and irresistibly chucklesome." - City Limits
"... honed to hilarious perfection..." - What's On

Gaston Leroux's classic tale of tragedy, grand opera, romance and horror has been masterfully adapted by Ken Hill, the author of Mummy's Tom…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    9f, 13m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
Gaston Leroux's classic tale of tragedy, grand opera, romance and horror has been masterfully adapted by Ken Hill, the author of Mummy's Tomb and The Curse of the Werewolf (also handled by Samuel French), into a musical play which preserves all of the excitement and passion of the much-loved original, underscored by a strong current of comedy as well. The Phantom, born with a monstrously disfigured face but the voice of an angel, haunts the Paris Opera House and falls in love with Christine, a young chorus girl. He terrorizes the management in order to further Christine's career, while preying upon her childlike innocence to force her to love him in return. But Raoul, Christine's true love, intends to fight for her to the end ... The magnificent score is based upon original arias from the operas of Verdi, Gounod, Bizet and others, delightfully arranged by Alasdair MacNeill.
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
Keywords
M15 F9, doubling possible
  • Time Period 1900-1910
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"Hill hits perfect pitch: at once melodramatic and irresistibly chucklesome." - City Limits
"... honed to hilarious perfection..." - What's On

Music

  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeSmall/Combo

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10 Keyboard 2-Conductor
1 Oboe
1 Horn
1 Keyboard 1
1 Percussion
1 Bass
10 Keyboard 2-Conductor

Authors

Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the ...

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Ken Hill

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Alasdair MacNeill

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